So white, according to a new report:
An analysis released Tuesday by the Women Donors Network
shows that 95% of the folks we've elected to make huge, life-altering decisions for us, including A) who among us gets charged with a felony versus a misdemeanor; B) who gets a plea bargain deal; and even C) how long we stay in prison, are white, often male and, in most cases, both.
White Americans make up 95% of elected prosecutors across the US, according to a study that cites the non-indictments of white police officers in the high-profile deaths of unarmed black men as the “shocking” reality of a disproportionate and non-diverse criminal justice system that relies on prosecutorial power.
A new analysis finds 95 percent of elected prosecutors in the U.S. are white. NPR's Kelly McEvers talks to Bryan Stevenson of the Equal Justice Initiative about what that means for the justice system.
The Women's Donor Network
released a study
today on the scarcity of Black and Brown elected prosecutors.
Fueled by the Black Lives Matter Movement and increased media coverage of incidences of police brutality, concern about the equality of the American justice system has been steadily increasing for months.
The overwhelming dominance of white men among district attorneys could have huge effects on charging, enforcement, and plea bargains.
WASHINGTON — Sixty-six percent of states that elect prosecutors have no blacks in those offices, a new study has found, highlighting the lack of diversity in the ranks of those entrusted to bring criminal charges and negotiate prison sentences.